March volunteer night: T-shirt party!

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March volunteer night: T-shirt party!

Did you know that the first Saturday of every month is Vegan T-Shirt Day?  Well, for March’s volunteer night on Wednesday, we all gathered at the Oakridge Library for a t-shirt decorating party! Take a look at some of the brilliant designs our volunteers came up with: April’s volunteer night is on Wednesday the 10th


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Volunteer Spotlight: Kasun Somaratne

This is our second Volunteer Spotlight.  Our featured volunteer is Kasun Somaratne, who is amazingly devoted and hardworking and has been helping Liberation BC since 2010.  He is always willing to lend a hand and has been a valuable member of our volunteer crew from his very first day.  Kasun is also a long-time volunteer


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January volunteer night

Another month, another night with the best volunteers in all of BC! For January’s volunteer night, we stamped literally thousands of Vegan Outreach leaflets, cut up sticker sheets, and organized pins.  Our amazing team of 13 whooshed through these tasks at lightning-fast rate. As always, we had lots of interesting conversations, too: from advocacy tactics


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Volunteer Spotlight: Kim Ward

Liberation BC is very lucky to have a wonderful bunch of compassionate, devoted and eager volunteers, so we’ve decided to start interviewing them on our blog!  This is our first edition of “Volunteer Spotlight”, and our featured volunteer is Kim Ward. Kim started volunteering with Liberation BC in February 2012, where she proved herself to


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Sign-making fun at November volunteer night

At November’s volunteer night, we had a great time preparing signs for our upcoming outreach blitz at Paul McCartney’s concert on the 25th.  (Get all the info about it here. We’d love for you to come on out!) Taking inspiration from a handful of Paul’s quotes about his vegetarian lifestyle, we set to work: Due to


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October volunteer night with John Oberg of Vegan Outreach

We had a special guest for October’s volunteer night: John Oberg, one of Vegan Outreach‘s regional coordinators, came to Nice Shoes to speak and offer tips as to how to be a more effective leafleter.  John is in the midst of a leafleting tour, travelling around the continent as part of Vegan Outreach’s Adopt-a-College program.  As


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Helping Animals 365 Days a Year

Towards the end of 2011, I went through a period of discouragement. I suppose it had something to do with the holidays and the focus on food traditions like turkey and general gluttony. I began to feel that making any changes to the world view of using animals for food and other products was impossible.


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Vegan Outreach Blitz – a schedule!

Every year, Liberation BC goes to school campuses in September to distribute Vegan Outreach pamphlets to students. For more info on what this is all about, visit www.adoptacollege.org The schedule below only includes colleges/universities. However, if we have pamphlets left over at the end of each day, we will head over to a nearby high school


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Volunteer night: making it easy to get involved

Last night we had our second ever volunteer night. It was a lot of fun. About a dozen people came to help with stuffing envelopes, stickering and stamping leaflets, making cow ribbons, writing letters, and a few other miscellaneous jobs. Volunteer nights are a great opportunity to come out and get involved in a very


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